Sagebrush Golf Club announces soft opening for 2021 with new ownership and leadership team
offering an immersive, boutique golf experience
Quilchena, BC/July 21, 2021—Sagebrush Golf Club, one of the most celebrated modern golf courses to open in Canada in the last 25 years, has new ownership, an industry-leading management team, and is accepting golfers for its soft opening this summer and fall.
Sagebrush, designed by the team of former PGA Tour winner Richard Zokol, agronomist Armen Suny, and Cabot Links designer Rod Whitman, was previously in the Top 10 in Canada on SCOREGolf’s Top 100 list, and was voted Best New Course in the country by Golf Digest in 2009. A small group of local investors, headed by Andrew Knott, hired Mark Strong as the club’s General Manager earlier this year, appointed Randy Smith as Head Professional, and are reinvesting millions into the award-winning course. It is the start of a renaissance for what is considered British Columbia’s best public-access golf facility.
The course, which has a new website (www.sagebrushgolfclub.com), is now accepting reservation requests for an August soft opening as the club reinvests and builds out its amenities. This is a beta test phase for the club, as it works to finalize its amenities and understand what golfers want from the world-class facility. In keeping with offering Sagebrush as an opportunity to escape with friends and disconnect while playing a world-class course, the facility will offer a day rate that will include your round, on-course lunch, refreshments, a chance to fly-fish, and if you’re up for it—even more great golf.
“We’re thrilled to be able to put Sagebrush back on the path Richard Zokol envisioned for the course when he designed it,” said ownership’s Andrew Knott. “With a great leadership team, along with investing in a clubhouse and on-site accommodations, we will offer an experience that is entirely unique to public golf in Canada.”
Designed to offer a bold vision of golf with grand vistas and intriguing shot options mix, Sagebrush was regarded as one of the best courses in Canada immediately upon opening in 2009. Ownership challenges kept the course closed in recent years, but the new group, working with Superintendent Neil Pilon, are returning Sagebrush to its former glory. The reinvestment will continue in coming years, including the development of a new clubhouse and resort area, and real estate offerings that will seamlessly blend the majestic property with its incredible elevated views of the Nicola Valley.
“Golfers have anxiously awaited the return of Sagebrush for several years now,” said General Manager Mark Strong. “As a proud member of the team, but even more so as a golfer myself, I’m incredibly thrilled to get players back onto such an unforgettable course. We have no doubt that those who join us will have a memorable time—golfers will replay the experiences of Sagebrush in their memories. It really is a special place.”
For more information:
Mark Strong, General Manager
Sagebrush Golf Club
About Sagebrush Golf Club
Established in 2009, Sagebrush Golf Club has long been regarded as one of the best modern golf designs in Canada, with Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Lorne Rubenstein saying the course “reaches into, explores, and touches golf’s soul.” Now under new ownership and management, Sagebrush is proud to offer public play, and will launch a limited real estate offering for those seeking something entirely unique on a remarkable property.